Definition of duck-billed platypus in English:

duck-billed platypus


    • ‘There are only three living monotremes, the duck-billed platypus and two species of echidna, or ‘spiny anteaters’, such as the one shown at right.’
    • ‘The only living descendants of monotremes are the strange duck-billed platypus of Australia and two species of spiny anteaters, or echidnas.’
    • ‘These exotic egg-laying animals are represented by just three species: the duck-billed platypus and two echidnas.’
    • ‘Often considered the most unique and bizarre of mammals, the duck-billed platypus uses receptors sensitive both to tactile stimulation and weak electrical fields to sense prey when digging under water.’
    • ‘Most recently, Sydney's mascots were Millie, the spiny anteater; Syd, the duck-billed platypus; and Olly, the kookaburra bird.’
    • ‘There's also a lengthy sequence about the duck-billed platypus, the most implausible, original (and, in my opinion, the greatest) animal in all creation.’
    • ‘The Royal Society was convinced that the duck-billed platypus was a hoax.’
    • ‘Restaurants aimed at tourists include kangaroo and duck-billed platypus.’
    • ‘He was particularly excited about the possibility of capturing a duck-billed platypus.’
    • ‘But it was sad that we didn't catch a sight of the duck-billed platypus in Skipton.’
    • ‘It is a bit like puzzling over how a mammal could come to lay an egg and then being shown a duck-billed platypus.’
    • ‘Scientists may have to re-draw the family trees of many animals, after discovering that the kangaroo is not related to the duck-billed platypus.’
    • ‘The duck-billed platypus, for instance, has features of both mammals (hair, milk production) and reptiles (egg-laying).’
    • ‘It is home to possums, pelicans, the duck-billed platypus, the kookaburra, kangaroos and wombats, to name just those he found for us during our adventure into paradise.’
    • ‘In addition to the solenodon, the only mammals that use venom today are the North American short-tailed shrew, the Eurasian water shrew, and the Australian duck-billed platypus.’
    • ‘It has a body like a muskrat, a nose like a hedgehog and feet like a duck-billed platypus.’


duck-billed platypus